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Thursday with Sandiebella: Cherry Blossom Branch Flip Top Pocket Album Tutorial

Happy Thursday! Our Sandiebella has a gorgeous tutorial for us today, follow along below to recreate her…

Flip Top Pocket Album


Designer paper
Scoring board and bone folder
Stitched rectangle die
Glittered enamel dots

How to:

Cut card:
(2x) 8.5″ x 4-1/8″
(1x) 5″ x 4-1/8″
(1x) 4″ x 10.5″
(8x) 5.75″ x 8.25″
(1x) 4-7/8″ x 3.25″ (white card)
Cut papers:
(2x) 5-7/8″ x 4″
(2x) 4-7/8″ x 4″
(2x) 1-7/8″ x 4″
(14x) 3-7/8″ x 5-5/8″
(1x) 4-7/8″ x 3″
Score both 8.5″ x 4-1/8″ pieces of card at 6″ and 8″. Join them together by adhering the 6″ section of one to the 0.5″ section of the other. This creates the front, bottom, back and top of the album. The 4-1/8″ x 5″ piece of card (added later) adheres to the other 0.5″ section to create the front of the album.

Score the 4″ x 10.5″ piece of card at 0.5″, 1″, 1.5″, 1.75″, 2.25″, 2.75″, 3″, 3.5″, 4″, 4.25″, 4.75″, 5.25″, 5.5″, 6″, 6.5″, 6.75″, 7.25″, 7.75″, 8″, 8.5″, 9″, 9.25, 9.75, 10.25.

The 0.5″ each end adhere to each side of the bottom section. Working from the 1.5″ score line mountain fold the centre score line between each 0.5″ sections and valley fold the lines each side of the 0.25″ sections.
Apply double sided tape on one side of the 0.5″ sections.
Remove the backing from all of the tape except the end 0.5″ sections. Push the mountains together to form tabs.
Turn over and apply double sided tape across the back.

Round the corners on one end of the 5″ x 4-1/8″ piece of card.

Apply adhesive to the 0.5″ section of the 8.5″ x 4-1/8″ piece and adhere to the 5″ x 4-1/8″ on the opposite end to the rounded corners. This is the front flap.

Adhere the tabs into the 2″ section, ensuring the 0.5″ score lines line up with the score lines each side of the 2″.

Score the 5.75″ x 8.25″ pieces of card at 4″ and 8″. Cut a wedge from each end of the 0.25″ section. Apply adhesive, fold over on the 4″ score line and adhere to make a pocket.

Apply adhesive to both sides of the first tab and slide the pocket down over it. Press down well to ensure the pocket is secure.

Apply adhesive to the front of the pocket and adhere to the inside of the front cover.

Repeat for the back cover.

Glue down the rest of the pockets

Place a magnet on the front of the album, approx 3.5″ down. Glue paper over it to secure it in place, then attach the other magnet to it. Apply a strong glue dot then fold down the front flap to adhere the magnet to it.

Adhere paper over the magnet on the inside of the front flap. Close up the album and it should stand up.

Cover the front and back of all the pockets with the paper pieces, and adhere all the outside papers.

Stamp the Cherry Blossom Branch onto white card, and colour using your preferred medium.

Add some while gel pen for ‘glitter’

Adhere the 4-7/8″ x 3″ piece of paper to the 4-7/8″ x 3.25″ piece of white card and adhere to the front of the album.

Fussy cut around the Cherry Blossom Branch

Adhere flat to the panel on the front.

Stamp the sentiment onto white card and cut out using a 3.25″ long rectangle die.

Adhere to the front, over the Cherry Blossom Branch, using foam tape. Embellish with some glittered enamel dots.


  1. Kathy says:

    Sandiebella… this is a beautiful flip top album. The designer paper looks like embossed vellum and the colors are really lovely. Wonderful quote too. Thank you for sharing.

  2. slbt17 says:

    this is lovely! Thank you for sharing!

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